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China CPI up by 1.9% in September

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consumer price index (CPI) went up by 1.9% year-on-year in September 2016, according to National Bureau of Statistics of data released on Tuesday. The prices grew by 2.0% in cities and 1.6% in rural areas. The food prices went up by 3.2%, and the non-food prices increased 1.6%. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.7% and the prices of services grew by 2.4%.

On monthly basis, the consumer prices increased 0.7% in September. Of which, prices increased 0.7% both in cities and rural areas. The food prices went up by 1.7%, and the non-food prices went up by 0.4%. The prices of consumer goods increased 0.8%, and the prices of services increased 0.5%.

Year-on-Year Changes of Prices of Different Categories

In September, prices of food, tobacco and liquor, went up by 2.7% year-on-year, affecting nearly 0.81 percentage points increase in the Of which, the prices of fresh vegetables, went up by 7.5%, affecting nearly 0.18 percentage points increase in the CPI; fresh fruits, up by 6.7%, affecting nearly 0.11 percentage points increase in the CPI; aquatic products, up by 6.1%, affecting nearly 0.11 percentage points increase in the CPI; meat, went up by 4.4%, affecting nearly 0.21 percentage points increase in the (price of pork was up by 5.8%, affecting nearly 0.16 percentage points increase in the CPI); eggs, down by 4.6%, affecting nearly 0.03 percentage points decrease in the

In September, among the prices of the other seven categories, six increased and one decreased. Of which, the prices of other articles and services, health care, education, culture and recreation, residence, clothing, household articles and services, increased 4.4, 4.3, 2.0, 1.5, 1.2 and 0.3% respectively, that of transportation and communication decreased 0.4%.

Month-on-Month Changes of Prices of Different Categories

In September, prices of food, tobacco and liquor increased 1.2% month-on-month, affecting nearly 0.35 percentage points increase in the Of which, prices for fresh vegetables, went up by 10.7%, affecting nearly 0.25 percentage points increase in the CPI; eggs, up by 5.9%, affecting nearly 0.03 percentage points increase in the CPI; fresh fruits, went up by 5.2%, affecting nearly 0.08 percentage points increase in the CPI; aquatic products, down by 0.6%, affecting nearly 0.01 percentage points decrease in the

In September, among the prices of the other seven categories, six increased and one kept at the same level. Of which, the prices of education, culture and recreation, clothing, residence, transportation and communication, health care, other articles and services, increased 1.2%, 0.8%, 0.3%, 0.3%, 0.2% and 0.2% respectively, that of household articles and services kept at the same level.

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